The IAG plays a critical role in advising the Law Society on matters impacting First Nations, Inuit and Métis lawyers and paralegals as well as Indigenous community members in the province of Ontario. The IAG is currently seeking members to join our efforts in advising the Law Society.
Adopting the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as its framework, the Indigenous Advisory Group (Advisory Group) will advance and encourage the reconciliation of Indigenous Peoples and Indigenous legal systems within the Canadian legal system (Constitution, laws and legal framework) and promote the development of the relationships between Indigenous Peoples and Canadian legal structures and institutions in a manner that respects Indigenous values, beliefs and legal systems.
Given the crucial situation for the profession, the search for new members is a paramount, hence the invitation of the co-Chair. Aboriginal lawyers and paralegals are invited to join the group.
For more information, visit the Law Society of Ontario website.